Linden Lab Appoints Ebbe Altberg CEO

Linden Lab has appointed Ebbe Altberg as the company's new CEO. Former CEO Rod Humble quit the company in January to start his own company. Most recently prior to joining Linden Lab,...

Hawaii’s Public Libraries Launch Microsoft IT Academy

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has become the first statewide public library system in the world to adopt Digital Literacy and Microsoft IT Academy programs for technology training and...

India’s Biggest Business Group Finally Has A Successor

By Adam E. John The board of directors of Tata Sons has appointed Cyrus P. Mistry as Deputy Chairman. He will work with the current chairman Ratan N. Tata over the next...

Automattic, Creators Of WordPress, Raises $160M

Automattic, the company behind the WordPress blogging platform, has raised $160 million in a Series C funding round, valuing the company at a reported $1.16 billion.  The investment was led by Deven Parekh of...

IBM Opens First Cloud Data Center With SoftLayer In Japan

IBM is opening its first cloud data center with SoftLayer in Japan, located in Tokyo. The company had previously announced SoftLayer cloud data center launches in Melbourne and Paris. Between Q3 2013 and Q3 2014,...

Dell Piloting Sustainable Living Facility On Its Texas Headquarters

Dell is piloting a team member garden and sustainable living facility on its global headquarters campus. The Dell Eco-Learning Center, launched in conjunction with Earth Day 2013, will highlight sustainable landscaping...

Tripping.com Raises $16M

Tripping.com, a search engine for vacation homes and short-term rentals, has raised $16 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Steadfast Venture Capital. Other investors in the round include 7...

BrightEdge Raises $12.6 Million Series C Financing

BrightEdge, a search and social management platform for enterprises, has raised $12.6 Million in a series C round led by Intel Capital and joined by existing investors, Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures...

Facebook Reveals Daily Visitors And Other Stats

Its been a year since Facebook's IPO.  What a long strange trip its been. The user-base is growing, people are sharing more, Instagram is doing well, revenues are up. On the...

Ariba, Discover To Launch AribaPay Payment Services

Ariba, an SAP Company, and Discover Financial Services, are launching AribaPay, a new service to be offered by Ariba. The cloud-based service will combine the applications and insights embedded in the Ariba...

SAP Snags Microsoft VP Quentin Clark As CTO

Quentin Clark is joining SAP as its chief technology officer. Mr. Clark will report to Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of Products & Innovation at the company. He will be based in Palo Alto. Mr....

Google Reportedly Buying Twitch For Around $1B

Google is reportedly acquiring video-game streaming service Twitch for $1 billion.  According to a report in Variety by Todd Spangler, YouTube and Twitch have reached a preliminary all-cash deal.  Twitch is...

Matt Mullenweg Is WordPress CEO

Matt Mullenweg, creator of the blogging platform WordPress, and the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is taking over the helm as CEO. Toni Schneider, Automattic CEO for eight years will now be focusing...

Gmail’s New Look: What Just Changed

By  Sudarshana Banerjee The new Gmail has been just around the block since July. It is finally here. You can revert back to the old look temporarily, but the changes are here...